Saturday 30 July 2022

Mixed Up Saturday

Good Saturday Morning Ladies, 

Yesterday was an unexpectedly delightful day weather wise, it was 27° and sunny up until mid afternoon when it clouded over, not that we sat out in it, Paul was working until early afternoon and I was making cards, well backgrounds really.  We had lunch then went for my Blood test and then onto food shopping, I definitely prefer doing it on a Thursday or Friday so that the weekend is free for more fun activities!!                                                          Today's fun activity is the Village FΓͺte, fingers crossed for some Sunshine 🌞, they usually have a lovely cake stall and plant sale too. 

I have another Proud Mum Moment,  our son Matt has been on a course for his new job this week,     Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations Enforcement,   he was pre-warned that it was a very hard course with strict guidelines to learn, they said to him (his new employer) that he was not to worry if he didn't pass as it was all new to him etc.  We spoke during week and he said that there was so many regulations to remember and learn, he had a 2 hour exam yesterday and acheived 91% !!! Which is by all accounts bloody incredible, we are so proud of him!!  He can go and inspect Fresh Water Fittings with ease now !! 

Oscar's Astronauts 

Karen did some crafting with Oscar this week while he was staying over, just look at what they created!! 
They used the Salad Spinner Paint technique to create the fun backgrounds and then Karen used the Scan &Cut to create the stars and Astronauts. 
Aren't they amazing??? Oscar and Charlie can both have one on their wall in their rooms. Such a lovely idea.  
Karen's Description:

I had a little play with Oscar (not that he was keen) using a salad spinner and paint (also something never used before) He chose the colours and where I had to stick the ScanNCut spaceman and stars.

Thank you so much for allowing me to share Oscar's Artwork πŸ₯°πŸ˜

My Distress Oxide Blended Backgrounds

I really love how these blended backgrounds turned out, I used Twisted Citron,  Peacock Feathers & Salty Ocean  Oxide for first one and Spiced Marmalade, Festive Berries & Picked Raspberry for the second,  I have turned them both into cards already, I just wanted to share how well the colours worked together ! 

I hope that you all have a lovely Saturday, 

Love and hugs to all of you,

Sandra xxxxxxx


  1. I love that saying! Huge congratulations to Matt I hope he enjoys his new job
    Thank you for showing Oscar’s art We enjoyed ourselves and I learned - use more paint! Daughter doesn’t work Fridays and it deal feel a little strange that Oscar wasn’t coming around
    The dancing was lovely last night - to listen to live music for a change really made the atmosphere buzz
    We’re reserves in a bowls match this afternoon If there’s a spare rink we might play some sort of game If not I’ll be exceptionally happy just to watch
    Enjoy the fete SANDRA
    Take care everyone xx

  2. Hi everyone
    Love the quote ☺️
    Congratulations to Matt, that’s fantastic πŸ™‚
    Karen, I love yours and Oscars creations, they’re really lovely. Such a fun thing to do with the salad spinner πŸ™‚
    Hope you enjoy the fete Sandra, and there’s some delicious cakes to buy πŸ˜‰
    We’re going into town at some point over the weekend. Mark wants to look for a waistcoat for his new suit, and I need shoes and a handbag to finish off my outfit for his brothers wedding.
    Have a good day everyone
    Sending hugs to you all xxx

  3. Hi Sandra and all in the Cafe today. I was so pleased for Matt. He is an asset to any one he works for. I was thinking of you both yesterday. I love the backgrounds you made. and glad you have used them already xx
    Karen I love Oscars space art. The colours work so well together. I have told the grands that we will be doing this technique during the holidays. We often craft outside so they have more room to create and the garden walls often get decorated with chalk pictures. We have Penny today on her own which is really nice for a change and she is at a friends birthday party at a forest school. I am finding it really strange not to be watching the children and running activities though. So strange just to sit and watch from a distance. Very sad to hear some parents saying that they watched Bear Gryles this morning to see what it’s like in the woods as they didn’t know and they are fussy over their children all of the time. “ Do you think you can manage to get off of the log or shall I help you” type when the log is only 12 “ tall. So sad but hopefully they will try it again. Off now to watch the children having fun xx
    Sending love and hugs. Take care xx

  4. Hi everyone
    Love the spinner paint cards Karen that you made with Oscar, they are great πŸ™‚ Have fun with the bowls.
    Beautiful background colours together Sandra , will keep them for future mixes of DO. Congratulations to Matthew. Have fun at the fate, hope it stays dry. It has clouded over here and it saying rain this afternoon.
    OH and I have spent the morning bent over to pick up greenery/ leaf's after the " kid's" had feed the birds with chia seeds and they have now self seeded them all over the patio,πŸ™„ if they just know what they did 😳😏
    Sonia, hope you find what you are looking for. Love to see what you get.
    Lilian, take it easy . Rest is best.
    Brenda, hope you are alright.
    Sue, hope to see you after Sandra's holiday either it be Watford or Bedford πŸ€—
    Hugs to everyone, have a nice day. Xxx